Entertainment Link-Off: One Sheen-ing Moment

I’m back in the saddle again for another set of entertainment links. To make up for it, I was going to go with Brooklyn Decker from Just Go With It but I refuse to support the Sandler/Aniston machine (despite the cameo by Dan Patrick). So here’s I Am Number Four’s Teresa Palmer.

The biggest entertainment news of the week came from a sports talk radio show. Dan Patrick scored the interview coup of the year with his interviews with Charlie Sheen. (Sports Radio Interviews)

Here’s the story of how DP landed the interview with Sheen and how he ended up in seven Sandler movies. (The Wrap)

So Watson kicked the asses of mankind’s best on Jeopardy much to the surprise of no one. But you can do battle with Watson (or at lease his algorithms) in this online game. (New York Times)

After the jump, the new Wonder Woman, the NBA all-star weekend and James Earl Jones catches Bieber fever. Continue reading

Tracy Morgan Is A Sarah Palin Fan

Tracy Morgan is a funny guy and we can never exactly be sure what’s going to come out of his mouth. The NBA on TNT crew found this out first-hand when they had him on their pregame show Thursday night before a Heat/Knicks game. When asked if Sarah Palin was hot, Morgan had one of the all-time great answers. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Solid Gold

Since the Golden Globes was this past weekend, here’s January Jones and her golden globes. Sorry, I had to make that joke.

The gang at Awful Announcing have graded each of the main NFL play-by-play teams from the five NFL broadcasters. No surprise as to who’s first and last. (Awful Announcing)

You’ve probably heard about the epic Ricky Gervais monologue at the Golden Globes by now. Here’s the blow-by-blow account with video. (Esquire)

Sorry to somber the mood but the New York Times took an in-depth look inside the head of Tucson shooter Jared Loughner in this profile. (New York Times)

After the jump, we take the links to South Beach, the greatest Archie Bunker quotes, and another great hockey parody song. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: Technological Takeover

Erin Andrews is the first woman to endorse Reebok’s ZigTech shoes. I can see why Reebok hired her.

Yesterday, Jackie had the video of IBM’s Watson supercomputer taking down Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a practice game of Jeopardy to no one’s surprise. But here’s a deeper look inside how Watson works and why it will eventually lead the machine revolt against mankind. (Wired)

A random topic of conversation that’s crept up over the last week has been who you would cast in a 2011 remake of Space Jam. Experts (bloggers) were called in and here are their choices. (The Good Point)

Looking for tips to get better at Twitter? One of the sports world’s best tweeters, Darren Rovell, shares his 13 secrets to success. (CNBC)

After the jump, the most talkative NFL TV crews, active shutter 3D eyes, and we love to hear the boos. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Holiday Hangover

NBC filled their Monday with Chuck reruns and IGN named Mass Effect 2 their top XBox 360 game of 2010 so why not lead with Yvonne Strahovski.

For once, a complainer gets what’s coming to him. In 1974, a Cleveland Browns fan wrote in a complaint about other fans. The Browns’ response is epic. (Cleveland Scene)

Everyone has their own Christmas traditions now but how are we going to be doing the Christmas season in 500 years. (Cracked)

Here’s a funny little Christmas cartoon about a little boy who didn’t get what he wanted for Christmas. Parents beware. (The High Definite)

After the jump, how TSN grew the World Juniors, a Fox News fail and real-life Call of Duty. Continue reading

Embrace The Hate: How The Heat Can Grow The NBA

The Miami Heat were supposed to run roughshod over the NBA. They were supposed to have at least 73 wins this season before sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. However, the Heat are currently a 0.500 team that looks like they won’t catch a sniff of even a division crown. The Heat could have been a viewership draw as a dominant force that everyone would respect but want to see torn down at the same time. As they’re no threat to win the NBA championship, it’s time to dip into the David Stern slash Vince McMahon playbook to salvage the NBA season. It’s time for a complete heel turn. Continue reading

Sunday Link-Off: Twitterific

After yesterday’s Uteck Bowl, leading the links with Jessica Lowndes should make Mustangs fans feel better.

We love a good Buzz Bissinger column around here. So here’s another piece about our favourite Pulitzer Prize winner to follow on Twitter. (LA Times)

Since we’re on the topic of Twitter, here’s a look at some social media rules when it comes to relationships. (The Daily Beast)

Did you know that the judges don’t really matter that much on Strictly Come Sequins? Former contestant (and Dallas Mavs owner) Mark Cuban explains the Dancing With The Stars scoring system. (Blog Maverick)

After the jump, the alleged truth about Eva and Tony’s divorce, the 100 worst NFL players of all-time, and Like a Bosh. Continue reading

Wednesday Link-Off: Iced

Since Jamie Sale was iced from Battle of the Blades this week, let’s kick off the links with her.

The old Philadelphia Spectrum had one final big event before it was demolished. It had people come in and tear it apart from the inside. (Crossing Broad)

Ex-Queen’s Gaels’ QB Danny Brannagan took some snaps on Sunday for the Toronto Argonauts making him the first Canadian in a decade. Improvements in coaching in Canada would indicate that he might not be alone Canadian QB in the CFL ranks for long. (55-Yard Line)

Norman Chad really hit it out of the park this time. Here’s his take on ESPN’s never ending takeover of the sporting world with a look at “ESPN High School.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

After the jump, Joe Morgan fired, another Washington sports spelling mistake and a NASCAR fight. Continue reading

Lowdown BlogCast: October 26, 2010

It’s the third anniversary episode of The Lowdown. On October 30, 2007, The Lowdown went on air in London, Ontario from the campus of the University of Western Ontario. Today’s BlogCast may no longer be on air at the U of WO but both episodes are about roughly the same thing. The show starts with a look at the suspension of Rick Rypien and the inconsistent “supplementary discipline” handed out by the NHL. From there, it’s on to entertainment which contains two of Jackie’s singles of the week, It Came from YouTube and a familiar Worst of Music. Then the show gets sidetracked when Steve takes over talking about celebrities outkicking their coverage and the hypothetical trade of a heart attack for sex. Our series premiere and this episode are both NBA season previews. The boys talk about LeBron and Bosh taking their talents to South Beach. They also look at the Vegas over/under lines for all 30 NBA teams. This special third anniversary episode of The Lowdown is over two hours long. It’s the longest episode ever and is more that worth a listen.

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Wednesday Link-Off: From Russia With Love

Here’s Russian not-so-super spy Anna Chapman. She’s looks like she’s straight from a Bond film.

Brock Lesnar lost the heavyweight title at UFC 3047 or something like that. But that wasn’t the big news. It looks like we’re coming close to Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker in a ring or octagon soon. (The Big Lead)

Now time for Dongslinger-ness. Favre has admitted to leaving the voicemails for Sterger but not sending the pics. There’s one problem with his stories… (Deadspin)

And in other athlete love stories (kinda), here’s GQ’s profile of Alex Ovechkin which includes Ovi and the intrepid writer hitting a club. (GQ)

After the jump, the NHL’s new slogan, a soon to be new NCAA sport, and Wrangler’s new open fly jeans. Continue reading